Tue July 5, 2011
Around the Nation

Retired Marine Fights HOA Over Flag Pole

Retired Marine Mike Merola flew an American flag on a 20-foot pole in Houston. The Lakeland Village Community Association sued, saying the pole violated community design rules. The case inspired Texas to pass legislation protecting the flag.


Tue July 5, 2011

Driver Fined In Spain For Going To Slowly

A driver in Valencia, Spain. thought he would beat the system. Suspecting the presence of speed cameras, he slowed way down. A few months later, he was shocked to get a ticket in the mail for driving too slowly.


Tue July 5, 2011
The Two-Way

Secret Service Investigating Hack Of Fox News Twitter Account


The Secret Service is now looking into the hacking of a Fox News Twitter account over the weekend and the posting of messages on it claiming that President Obama had been assassinated.

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Tue July 5, 2011

Foreign Policy: No Party Like The Communist Party

Chinese security officers stand against the Communist Party's emblem while singing a patriotic song during the celebration of the party's 90th anniversary at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Friday, July 1, 2011.
Andy Wong AP

Ty McCormick is an editorial researcher at Foreign Policy.

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Tue July 5, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Extras Found at KY Historical Society

Dozens of treasures are hidden in the archives of the Kentucky Historical Society, including Soviet anti-aircraft guns, gilded shoulder decorations from a Mexican general and phony Paul Sawyier paintings. With limited space for exhibits and displays, tens of thousands of artifacts and documents are kept in storage in the second floor of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. The State Journal recently got a behind-the-scenes tour of the archives.

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Tue July 5, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Pipeline Pill Dealer Sentenced

A Bellepoint man who told sheriff’s deputies he made $2,000 a week selling out-of-state prescription painkillers has been sentenced to eight years in prison. John Shramm, 38, sold 30mg Percocet pills to a confidential witness Feb. 24 and March 6, court records show. He was immediately taken into custody.

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Tue July 5, 2011

Schools Explain New Testing

Frankfort area school officials may host forums this fall to explain the state’s new testing system to the public. Members of the Franklin County and Frankfort Independent school boards discussed that possibility Friday during a joint meeting to discuss possible collaboration and attend training on the new system.

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Tue July 5, 2011

Business News

Renee Montagne has business news.